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In round number 25 of the toughest job in journalism, the editorial staff at Car and Driver has gathered at the secret camp located in the middle of some of the greatest roads in the Midwest. Struggling through the daunting task of evaluating the coolest cars available in these United States, they grind through an entire week behind the wheel. Fortunately, its only about 30 miles from the Car and Driver offices, so tents and campfires are not part of the event.

The criteria are very clear. Last year's winners are automatically invited back to defend their title. Eligible vehicles must be all-new or substantially upgraded for 2007. Each car gets only one shot at making the list, but once they win they could stay on the list for several years as long as they successfully defend the category win. This year, all vehicles had to be priced under $71,000, or 2.5 times the average transaction price of a new vehicle, and be on sale no later than January 2007. The manufacturer must also deliver a representative example to the camp for evaluation.

The Car and Driver 10 Best for 2007 are:

For specifics on each vehicle, read the article.

[Source: Car and Driver]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      42 but most fools in here claim that Ford/GM junk is not only more fun to drive, it is also more reliable, more everything.

      I realy do not know to laugh or to cry at the stupidity of most people in here. How come no one can explain to me why GM and Ford are in mess they are, why do the offer rebates............am i crazy or that directly relates to cars they make?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey, GitReel, Toyota did not come within 1000 units of outselling GM. The Toyota brand came within a few thousand of outselling Chevrolet. Toyota sold 196,000 cars in November, while GM sold 297,000. Not saying that Toyota isn't growing each month and taking more marketshare, but don't be fooled. Toyota isn't going to be #1 in America for another 6-8 years or so (if they ever do). Maybe globally, but not here in the US for a while.
      • 8 Years Ago
      for the record to say that the Camry has never and will never make the list is false. The Camry made their list in 1992, 1993, and 1997.
      • 8 Years Ago
      MikeW, you are an inarticulate moron. Please save your commenting efforts until you get an education and learn a) to use the English language effectively and b) reach the mental age of at least 12.
      • 8 Years Ago
      rrr this is autoblog, post your comments on a political blog, but since you brought it up, Nancy Pelosi has shown that she is already out of touch with public, and she hasn't even become the speaker yet.
      • 8 Years Ago
      untill oct camry sold mre than accord and the second most sold car is the 4 year design corolla ...one of best cars in the world .yes "moving foward"is the new tundra and next yearit will be....STAY TUNED .
      • 8 Years Ago
      Chrysler 300 should be replaced with Fusion.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Gee, if the Toyota hype is wearing down why does almost every single one of these posts mentions something related to Toyota.

      ...I can justify this list except for the Chrysler 300...gimme a break
      • 8 Years Ago
      Dr. Woo wrote: "Camrys are overpriced because they can be. But a public perception of reliability and practicality is not enough for C&D, or pretty much any publication."

      Yeah, like Motor Trend? The Camry won 2007 Car of the Year. The only reason the Accord keeps winning a spot on the 10 Best list is because it has never not been on it, and Car and Driver HATES Toyota. It ranked the FJ 3rd out of 4 in a comparo it won in at least 2 other publications (Edmunds, MT), hammered the Camry and new LS when both cars won nothing but acclaim from almost everyone else except for hardcore enthusiasts.

      Yes, C&D is an enthusiast magazine, but they should really pick a list that more accurately represents the best cars for the money. The Camry SE, at least, is truly an engaging car to drive, and has reliability that at least matches the Accord with more features. The Camry Hybrid is more appropriately tuned than the Accord Hybrid, and achieves modest performance with far superior fuel economy.

      If the '07 Camry wasn't enough to win over Car and Driver, no Camry will be.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If you think the Toyota hype is dying down, wait until the news media does their expose on the Japanese sex industry. That is sure to change a few Bible belt impressions of the wonderful Japanese hard working (sexually deviant) salary man! Add that the reports of the huge differentials in US Toyota auto worker salaries, new legislation to hinder imported parts and Toyota's accounting misgivings (ala Enron) and 2007 is shaping up to be a great year for everyone except them...
      • 8 Years Ago
      hehe what's wrong ryan? Did you buy a camry based on what others told you and not how you personally felt about the mazda 6 clone?

      Toyota copying Mazda styling, it' what they call, "moving forward."
      • 8 Years Ago
      "The Camry is not, and anyone who would argue otherwise is either delusional or never sat behind the wheel of anything other than a Buick or Toyota."

      -That is not what I'm arguing, if you were just to take the question at face value, what would your answer be?

      Is the "Toyota hype" wearing out, REGARDLESS of what they build, is the hype over and/or ending?
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